When her father disappears in war-torn Mississippi, Hannah Dandridge finds herself responsible not only for her younger siblings but also for the Texas ranch her father recently acquired. A marriage of convenience could ease her predicament... but is it the true desire of her heart?
Wounded soldier William Barnett returns home only to find out that his family's ranch has been seized. Though angered at this turn of events, he's surprised to discover that it is a beautiful young woman with amazing fortitude who is struggling to keep the place running.
Despite these circumstances, Hannah and William form an uneasy truce... and an undeniable attraction builds between them. In a land where loyalties are divided in a country ravaged by war, is there any hope that the first blush of love can survive?
Very nice romantic read! Not many novels show a love at first sight relationship, but this is how the characters are portrayed even though neither of them want to be the first to admit it. The characters are well developed and there is a few points of suspense intertwined with romance and faith. It is nice to read something laid back and refreshing really, and in Civil war times which I never realized were so hard, pitting one against the other. But there was so much more hope than in previous books I have read it was a welcomed change. This is my first book by this author, and I can't wait for the next one!
Definitely would reccomend this book as a wonderful way to wind down at night, leaving you with a happy heart!
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